Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Chinese medicine. It consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of health problems. The Chinese have mapped these points for over 4000 years. Acupuncture also comprises several different therapies, such as herbal medicines, electro and laser acupuncture, and cupping. In the past three decades, electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points and the effectiveness of treatments.